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Illustration - 50's inspired dresses

The 1950s were a great time for dresses - full skirts! I love full skirts (as you can see from this post). Maybe because I have an hour-glass shape and need space in the hips area. This week's assignment for fashion illustration was to design a line of dresses inspired by the 1950s. Here are my two historical mood boards I drew inspiration from:

I wanted to reflect the attitude of the second board and I drew from the colors on the first board.

Black & white two-fer dress (satin on tweed), kimono inspired draped wrap dress with shorts

Two tone full-skirt evening dress, heavy matte silk shantung fabric.
Knit color blocked sweater dress with sweetheart neckline, i found the pattern from a 1950s chair, black lace over satin one-piece shorts.

I designed these last three in class as part of a texture challenge. Fur and sequins, purple plaid, and black lace and velvet.
What era inspires your personal style? 
Which of these dresses would you like to add to your closet?
There's still time to enter the give away - the contest runs until March 7th. 


TheHeatherGirl said…
I LOVE 50's style! I don't have a personal dress style, mostly what ever is clean and comfy-ish.
The 50's look so good on you. Your illustrations are so good- and I can see you rock the dress from the second and the green dress next to it, also in the 3rd pic.
I'd wear the first one, with the red hat, but only if you draw me a longer hem-line!
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